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Photoshop Brush aka Rubber Stamp Tutorial

I'm back... with a little brush tutorial!

A little something to get you 'stamping'! If you haven't discovered it already!!

Please feel free to post your questions in the comments. 

If you would like more in depth tutorials on using brushes, check out the Test Kitchen.

You can find so many amazing brushes online. You might have noticed I've been sharing some here at the Café and in the Test Kitchen, as well.

I love making brushes!!

Oh if you missed my video on making your own watermark brush/stamp, you can find it HERE. (just scroll down a little)

I mention in the video that I will share the preset brush folder location path in this post.

Here you go....


windows users:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop\Presets\Brushes 

Mac Users:

Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Photoshop elements/Presets/Brushes

CS Users

windows users:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop\Presets\Brushes 

Mac Users:

Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS3/Presets/Brushes


Enough said....

Here's my little video.... Enjoy! And happy stamping!

Reader Comments (16)

Wonderful info--thank you!
August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathrynDJI
thank you for this information. i haven't played with brushes much but i'm sure going to give it a whirl now~!

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterlibbyQ
Thank you, thank you! I love your clear explanations and the "you can do this" message that conveys.
August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrace V
Hi Kim,
Thanks for the great tutorials, you do it so well.
August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne
Hi Kim,
Very Nice Tutorial !
Thank you :)
September 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTonnya
What a lovely voice.

Had my speakers switched on for the first time ever:
whole new world opening up :-)
Not having any of these programmes, this doesn't apply,
but I loved watching and listening anyways.
December 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhannah
I want to show my admiration of your writing skill and ability to make audience, browse the whole thing to the end. I'd really like to read more of your blogs and to talk about my views with you. I'll be your frequent website visitor, that’s for sure.
December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHome Security Houston
Hi Kim,
Thank you sooo much for this video ! you do have a sweet voice, very relaxing, and made to be friend with photoshop :)
Thank you for you generosity, your greaaaat textures and brushes ! I really LOVE your brushes !!
December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarilou
good morning kim~ thanks so much for this droplet of inspiration. have a blessed day!!!
February 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrobin
Good Morning Kim,
I have downloaded the brushes, but the folder doesn't contain the items shown...actually it's empty. You're so good at diagnosing, so maybe you can tell me what I've done/failed to do.
Thanks a bunch,
February 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjerri johnson
Okay I have questions. lol
What is the difference between using a text as preset brush and just using it as a text?
How do you make them darker? I'm now doing a 30 trial on the CS5 and couldn't seem to figure it out.
And do I make my own quotes and sayings into a preset brush?
Thanks Kim
February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
Kim, I figured out the opacity. But then the brushes I downloaded disappeared. I got them back and found more free brushes but don't know if I have to save them like I did with your gradients. The brushes folder is empty, but it imported it directly into PS.

Now I'm having trouble putting a texture onto all of this. It opens a new layer but it's empty. I've selected the select tool and have been pouring over your CS5 tutorials to see what I could be doing wrong. It seems just like PSE. If I had previously opened it with Elements 10 and am now using CS5, could it being the problem?
February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
you can only stamp the brush at 100% opacity...if you want it darker you could restamp it on another layer...and then change the blend mode to multiply......

as for brushes vs....text... you can do either.... my brushes have little bits of hand drawn added...which make them more custom.... but you can certainly use the type tool.

I'm not sure why your brushes disappeared.
if you download freebies, you simply need to save them in a brush folder..... and then you can load them up as you need them. typically in cs5 the brushes will stay in the brush menu... hmmmm.

as for the texture.... select the layer you want the texture to land on top of...... then slide the texture onto your image..... you will have to hit the enter key or double click to confirm the placements.... then change the blend mode.

does this help? xo
February 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterKim Klassen
HI Jerri
i'm not sure why that is.... can you try again. I haven't had any complaints about that......
February 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterKim Klassen
Thank you, Kim. Second time was a charm. I knew it had to be something I did/didn't do, because I've seen all the beautiful brush projects. Love all the brushes...will definitely use in the future!!!! Muah!
February 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjerri johnson
Nice Photoshop brush tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
August 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlyn Stafford

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